UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition had to close early. The museum has created a website here where much of the exhibition can be accessed by the public.
This exhibition presents the results of ongoing research on Dutch and Flemish artworks in the Picker Art Gallery’s collection. This small but significant group features paintings by artists such as Pieter Brueghel II, Isaac van Ostade, and David Ryckaert III, many of which are being publicly displayed for the first time since the early twentieth century.
By looking closely at the objects themselves, as well as their recorded traces in archives and literature, Works in Progress investigates the works’ original significance as well as their centuries-long journey before coming to the Picker. Research remains a work in progress and the exhibition—which will be updated regularly to share new insights with visitors—considers both the potential and the limitations of art historical, archival, and object-based methods to shed light on all that remains unknown about museum collections.
Research on the Picker Art Gallery’s collection of Dutch and Flemish art is being carried out by Dr. Suzanne van de Meerendonk and is supported by a grant from the Kress Foundation.
For HNA members who are interested in visiting the exhibit, Dr. van de Meerendonk has generously offered to meet. Please contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.